The World Food Prize Foundation

2019 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Dr. Richard Broglie

Chief Technology Officer, Pivot Bio

Richard Broglie, Ph.D., is Chief Technology Officer at Pivot Bio. Prior to joining Pivot Bio, he held the position of Research Director for microbiome discovery in the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. In his more than 30-year career at DuPont, Rich has led various discovery programs to develop soybean and canola crops with healthier and more stable seed oil compositions, and traits for disease and pest resistance in soybean, corn, wheat, rice, and sugarcane. He also served as Vice President of Research and member of the Board of Directors of InterMountain Canola, a joint venture between DuPont and DNA Plant Technology. The author of more than 30 scientific publications and an inventor on several important patents, Rich received his graduate training in microbiology at Rutgers University and his postdoctoral training in plant molecular biology at The Rockefeller University, where he also served as Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology.

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